Broadcom Contributes Standards-based NFC Software Stack into Android

     Broadcom Contributes Standards-based NFC Software Stack into Android

Offers OEMs Alternative Solution for Explosive Market Demand

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

News Highlights:

  oBroadcom's NFC technology provides high-quality, open software stack for
    Android-powered devices
  oVendor-agnostic software gives OEMs freedom to choose preferred silicon
    vendor
  oNFC inspires wide range of applications including mobile payments,
    simplified connectivity and tap-to-share data transfer

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced
the contribution of its NFC software stack to the Android Open Source Project
(AOSP). The software will also be included in Android 4.2. As the new standard
for OEMs looking to support NFC on Android devices, Broadcom's technology is
poised to gain significant traction. For more news, visit Broadcom's
Newsroom.

Broadcom's software enables an open interface between the NFC controller and
the main application processor by supporting NFC Forum specifications,
including the NFC Controller Interface (NCI), eliminating proprietary ties
between software and hardware. By contributing its NFC software stack to
Android, Broadcom ensures applications will work across the entire range of
future smartphones and tablets. The BCM20793 NFC chip, based on Broadcom's
proven 40 nanometer IP, will be the first in a family of products to leverage
the Android software stack.

Broadcom NFC software stack advantages:

  oFor OEMs: by having a vendor-agnostic and open stack, OEMs now have the
    freedom to choose their preferred silicon provider
  oFor application developers: by moving from proprietary to open software,
    developers have more opportunity to create new applications that will
    drive broader adoption of NFC
  oFor consumers: by opening the doors for more NFC applications, consumers
    will be able to use their devices in new and creative ways including
    retail mobile payments, instant and secure media sharing between devices
    and tap-to-stream capability from a smartphone or tablet to a digital TV

Market Drivers:

  oWith over 1 million NFC-enabled Android devices activated each week,
    Android represents the largest market for NFC adoption^1
  oNFC-enabled smartphone shipments are anticipated to increase by 481% from
    2012 to 2015^2
  o$116 billion of NFC-enabled mobile transactions are expected to be
    completed over the next three years^3

Quote:

Jean-Baptiste Queru, Technical Lead, Android Open Source Project

"We are delighted to see Broadcom's contribution to Android. By providing
their NCI-based NFC stack to the Android Open Source Project, they are
expanding the choice available to Android OEMs as they build devices with
NFC."

Michael Hurlston, Broadcom SVP and GM, Wireless Connectivity Combo Group

"NFC represents a huge, industry-wide opportunity and Android is the ideal
environment for evolving this technology and its applications. Through our
proven leadership and deep-seated connectivity expertise, Broadcom has
developed an open stack that supports all interfaces and replaces existing
proprietary solutions. Broadcom is committed to unleashing the massive
potential for NFC not only in the mobile payments sector, but much more
broadly in gaming, home applications and simplified device-to-device
connections that will allow us to recognize the full value of NFC."

Resources

^1 Google I/O Keynote, Hugo Barra, director of Android product management,
June 2012
^2 ABI Research, NFC Market Data, November 2012
^3 ABI Research, Mobile Payments, NFC, and Contactless Convergence Report,
October 2012

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global
leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and
multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the
industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and
embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by connecting
everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

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Contacts
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SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Mobile & Wireless

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